Rangers Roundup: Chytil signs, Klein’s new gig, Bozak update, and more
Here’s the latest news and notes centered around the Blueshirts.
The Rangers have agreed to terms with their 2nd first round pick in this past NHL entry draft
OFFICIAL: #NYR have agreed to terms with forward Filip Chytil on a three-year, entry-level contract. pic.twitter.com/b83yyKprpS
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 14, 2017
Speaking of first round picks…it appears Lias Andersson is aiming to make the team out of camp.
“That’s my goal to start with the team the first year,” Andersson stated. “It’s all about winning at this level. It’s not junior hockey anymore; it’s pro hockey and it’s all about winning. I’m coming to camp with a mindset to make the team and I gotta work for it.”
Head coach, Alain Vigneault stated that he would give Lias every opportunity but don’t get your hopes up he will make the team this season. Even if the Rangers fail to trade for a veteran center, prospects like Boo Nieves won’t just give up their opportunity to get that last center spot so easily.
Klein off to Europe
Kanadischer Verteidiger für den Zett!
Kevin Klein zu den ZSC Lions https://t.co/1qrFr90LmN
Bild: EQ-Images pic.twitter.com/e3zKGYepO3
— ZSC Lions (@zsclions) July 14, 2017
Latest On Bozak Rumor
I let you all know that the Rangers had kicked the tires on Bozak’s availability on July 4th.
#NYR have kicked the tires again on Tyler Bozak. Will have more soon @FullTiltNYRBlog for you soon. Would be a good move.
— FullTilt Rangers (@NYR_FullTilt) July 4, 2017
Larry Brooks hinted about the Rangers interest in Bozak and reports out of Toronto state several teams have interest in Bozak including NY, Pittsburgh, and Montreal. As of right now, there is no deal imminent.
Toronto however is going to be making a move to gain additional cap space after inking Marleau to the tune of 6.25M AAV. They will get some relief once they move several contracts to LTIR (Horton/Lupul), but still need to sign RFA, Connor Brown. So a move is coming.
Expect the Rangers to get more involved once they resolve the pending contract of Mika Zibanejad. This move is very much in play.